Robert J. Nielsen Feb. 2, 1923 – Feb. 2, 2017
Funeral services for Robert J. Nielsen, 94, “Mayor of Halfa” will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating. Interment will be held at Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong. Bob passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Armstrong.
Robert Jerome Nielsen, the son of Soren and Marguerite (Booth) Nielsen, was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Ringsted.
Bob received his education in the Halfa schools, graduating from Halfa High School.
On March 21, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Anderson in East Chain. After their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Halfa. Bob’s love of his life was his family.
He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong; over 50 year member of the Masons; Shriner’s Club; Elks and Moose Lodges.
Left to cherish Bob’s memory are his children, Vickie Kosel and her husband, Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; Richard “Rick” Nielsen and Julie of Ringsted; Roberta “Bobbie” Ellerston and her husband, Jon; Mary Helen Nielsen all of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia McKinnon, 101, and Shirley Hughes, 90.
Preceding Bob in death were his wife; his parents; brothers Donald, Richard and George and sister, Lucille Nielsen.
In lieu of flowers family request donations to Armstrong/Ringsted Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.